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meditation Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about meditation
  1. #1
    “The Sages gave to the Supreme the name A-U-M which stands as the root of all language. The first letter ‘A’ is the mother-sound, being the natural sound uttered by every creature when the throat is opened, and no sound can be made without opening the throat. The last letter ‘M,’ spoken by closing the lips, terminates all articulation. As one carries the sound from the throat to the lips, it passes through the sound ‘U.’ These three sounds therefore cover the whole field of possible articulate sound. Their combination is called the Akshara or the imperishable word, the Sound-Brahman or the Word God, because it is the most universal name which can be given to the Supreme.”
  2. #2
    “We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”
  3. #3
    “Meditation does not involve trying to change your thinking by thinking some more. It involves watching thought itself.”
  4. #4
    “Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity, which at the bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.”
  5. #5
    “Breathing in, I observe letting go. Breathing out, I observe letting go.”
  6. #6
    “Then meditate on your perceptions. The Buddha observed, ‘The person who suffers most in this world is the person who has many wrong perceptions, and most of our perceptions are erroneous.’ You see a snake in the dark and you panic, but when your friend shines a light on it, you see that it is only a rope. You have to know which wrong perceptions cause you to suffer. Please write beautifully the sentence, ‘Are you sure?’ on a piece of paper and tape it to your wall. Love meditation helps you learn to look with clarity and serenity in order to improve the way you perceive.”
  1. #7
    Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are wedded for ever.
  2. #8
    “Read over these declarations every day. Get them down in your spirit. Meditate on them. They may not all be true right now, but as you continue to speak them, they will become a reality.
    ‘I am blessed. I am prosperous. I am successful.’
    ‘I am victorious. I am talented. I am creative.’
    ‘I am wise. I am healthy. I am in shape.’
    ‘I am energetic. I am happy. I am positive.’
    ‘I am passionate. I am strong. I am confident.’
    ‘I am secure. I am beautiful. I am attractive.’
    ‘I am valuable. I am free. I am redeemed.’
    ‘I am forgiven. I am anointed. I am accepted.’
    ‘I am approved. I am prepared. I am qualified.’
    ‘I am motivated. I am focused. I am disciplined.’
    ‘I am determined. I am patient. I am kind.’
    ‘I am generous. I am excellent. I am equipped.’
    ‘I am empowered. I am well able.’
    ‘I am a child of the Most High God.’”
  3. #9
    “Siddhartha learned a great deal from the Samanas; he learned many ways of losing the Self. He traveled along the path of self-denial through pain, through voluntary suffering and conquering of pain, through hunger, thirst and fatigue. He traveled the way of self-denial through meditation, through the emptying of the mind through all images. Along these and other paths did he learn to travel. He lost his Self a thousand times and for days on end he dwelt in non-being. But although the paths took him away from Self, in the end they always led back to it.”
  4. #10
    “Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, ‘How are you?’ have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don’t want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine research on a cure for whatever truly afflicts you.”
  5. #11
    “Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things?”
  6. #12
    “Lacking any permanent satisfaction, we continuously need another injection of fuel, stimulation, reassurance from loved ones, medicine, exercise, and meditation. We are continually driven to become something more, to experience something else.”
  7. #13
    “Spaceflight, therefore, is subversive. If they are fortunate enough to find themselves in orbit, most people, after a little meditation, have similar thoughts.”

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